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Franklin Adhesives Launches Its First 100 Percent Formaldehyde-Free, Water-Resistant Wood-Assembly Glue

Published on 2008-05-26. Author : SpecialChem

Franklin International, a pioneer in environmentally safe adhesives and sealants, now has introduced its first completely formaldehyde-free, water-resistant, one-part x-PVAc adhesive for lamination.

The new Multibond 4000 FF meets rigorous standards for water resistance, including ANSI HPVA EF 2002 Type II specification and the tough European DIN EN 204 D3 standard. While other formulas can claim that level of water resistance, most contain some degree of trace formaldehyde.

In contrast to these water-resistant PVAc adhesives, the advanced new Multibond 4000 FF contains zero formaldehyde. End products fabricated with MB4000 FF would pass stringent formaldehyde rules in California, Japanese Four Star, the European EO formaldehyde-emission standards and the LEED® low-emitting materials requirement.

Franklin's x-PVAc adhesives are all considered "green"; however, no detectable formaldehyde in Multibond 4000 brings "green" to a higher level. This product was designed for those who demand the highest in both "green" performance and water resistance.

Multibond 4000 FF is a safe, yet versatile and highly effective adhesive with multiple uses across both wood assembly plants and cabinet manufacturers. It can be used in hot and cold presses and is ideal for laminating engineered wood flooring, interior plywood, cabinet panels and flush doors.

"Franklin International pioneered the first solvent-free adhesive more than two decades ago and continues to be on the forefront of green adhesives and sealants for the construction and wood markets today," said Jaye Schroeder, business manager at Franklin Adhesives, a division of Franklin International. "Multibond 4000 FF demonstrates our continued commitment to providing products that are safe to use, yet meet our customers' requirements for strength, water resistance and ease of application."

Multibond 4000 FF is among a broad line of adhesives formulated by Franklin Adhesives to meet a wide variety of applications within the furniture, millwork and engineered lamination industries. The line includes renowned products lines such as Titebond®, Multibond and Advantage® adhesives for edge and face, assembly and laminate applications.

Source: Franklin Adhesives

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